Guardians of the Galaxy is the next movie blockbuster of Marvel Studios in 2023, starting to premiere on May 3. This will most likely be director James Gunn’s last project in the MCU, before focusing on building a new DC cinematic universe, and is also considered the final journey of the current Guardians lineup on the screen. big photo.
The Guardians of the Galaxy have brought a lot of exciting and fascinating adventures on the silver screen, turning them from D-class characters in comics to becoming the most popular group of superheroes in the world. gender. And now is the right time for the audience to take a look back at what the Guardians team has experienced in the MCU before officially entering their final journey.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) are key members of Guardians and have been together since the first movie. first, released in 2014. After delivering the overarching story of how Peter was abducted from Earth by Yondu in the 1980s and turned him into one of the galaxy’s most notorious thieves, Guardians of the Galaxy gathered a group of criminals, bounty hunters together to escape from prison. And each of them has their own plot and plot around the Power stone.
However, after many births and deaths, together defeating the villain Ronan the Accuser, they decided to officially follow the righteous path and become the guardians of the galaxy. Gamora leaves behind a sinful past as well as conflicts with her sister Nebula, Groot accepts to sacrifice herself to protect her friends, Rocket learns to care for others, and Star-Lord realizes purpose and mission, as well as bravely facing the wounds in his childhood soul. And so the Guardians squad was officially born.
At the time of launch, Guardians of the Galaxy can be considered as a “strange thing” in the MCU, with a more unique context (different planets in the universe) and the color of the film is also more fun. This movie has grossed nearly $800 million at the box office, but the benefits it brings are much larger than that. Guardians brought Chris Pratt into the limelight as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars, created a new team of superheroes to serve the overall MCU storyline, and developed the Infinity Stone storyline through the stone. The power, and especially, gives the audience a first look at the nature and ambition of the evil Thanos.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
With all the details “installed” in the first movie, James Gunn can easily build Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in line with its original goals and vision. After overcoming lingering guilt over his mother’s death, Peter Quill is now faced with the problems of his father – Celestial Ego, a giant living planet with ambitions rebuild the universe. Besides, the issues related to the father are also shown through the character Yondu, who once kidnapped Peter, but loves and always silently protects him.
Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), the leader of Sovereign, acts as a secondary antagonist in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, before Ego reveals his true face as well as his malice. The other members of the Guardians also face their own problems in this film: Nebula becomes their prisoner and constantly struggles between remaining loyal or betraying Thanos; Rocket feels dissatisfied with his position and role in the team; or even the constant friction that broke out between Peter and Gamora.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a series of conflicts between the Guardians, and most of them stem from the villain Ego. However, all of this helped James Gunn achieve his ultimate goal: It was to unite the Guardians after the movie ended, helping them become a true family, with added strength. excellent quality from Nebula and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Meanwhile, Yondu has accepted to sacrifice himself to save Peter, Ego is completely defeated, and the post-credits scene even “teases” the appearance of Adam Warlock. All of them are stepping stones to prepare for the future of Guardians, especially the event Infinity War, and soon this is the 3rd movie for this squad.
Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame (2018 – 2019)
As the team that has the closest relationship with Thanos – the adoptive father of Gamora and Nebula, it is not surprising that the Guardians appear in the blockbuster. Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. They even played a very important role in these two projects.
After saving the life of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Guardians are accidentally caught up in an infinity war to stop Thanos from wiping out half of the universe’s population. While Groot and Rocket and Thor join the battle on Earth to protect the Mind Stone, the remaining members decide to plan to assassinate the mad Titan before he can collect enough other stones. . However, this plan failed, and in exchange for Gamora’s tragic death at Vomir.
This detail plays a particularly important role in the feelings of Peter Quill in particular and the situation of the infinity war in general. On the planet Titan, when the Guardians team with Iron Man, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange almost won against Thanos, Peter’s uncontrollable moment of emotion ruined everything. Not only did they fail miserably, they also lost the Time Stone and helped him get closer to his ambition. After Thanos’ infinity snap, Rocket and Nebula were the only two remaining members of the Guardians.
Come in End game, Nebula and Rocket decided to team up with the Avengers to find, destroy Thanos, and further prevent similar tragedies from happening in the universe. They also participate in a time travel plan to reverse the Titan’s snap, and then join their close comrades in the final battle to protect the entire galaxy. However, that time travel process also brought many unintended problems, including the appearance of the 2014 version of Gamora. After Thanos was defeated, Gamora did not return to the correct timeline. himself, but decided to stay in the present and may continue to accompany the Guardians team in future projects.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)
After breaking up with Thor in Love and Thunder, The Guardians return in the short film Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special by James Gunn on Disney+. This is a rather gentle project to welcome Christmas 2022, and also a way for Gunn to deepen the relationship between some members of this squad.
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special focuses on Drax and Mantis’ journey back to Earth in search of the perfect Christmas present for Peter, based on what he liked best about the place back in the ’80s: Actor Kevin Bacon with the movie Footloose. At this time, Peter and the Guardians bought the crime city of Knowhere to use as a base of operations, as well as settle down after the battle with Thanos.
Although it is a light-hearted work for entertainment purposes, Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special still brings a lot of valuable detail to the overall storyline of the MCU. First, this movie officially confirms Peter and Mantis as half-brothers. Next, Guardians also welcomed a new member, the dog Cosmo the Spacedog (voiced by Maria Bakalova). And finally, it’s Peter’s torment after Gamora’s death, while the new Gamora version can’t remember who he is – one of the important details leading to the third film of Guardians.